Vivekānanda and Rāmakṛṣṇa face to face: An essay on the alterity of a saint

  title={Vivekānanda and Rāmakṛṣṇa face to face: An essay on the alterity of a saint},
  author={Carl P. Olson},
  journal={International Journal of Hindu Studies},
  • C. Olson
  • Published 1 April 1998
  • History
  • International Journal of Hindu Studies
It is well known that Ramakrsna, a nineteenth-century Bengali saint (1836-86), was enamored of his disciple Narendranath Datta (later Sv?m? Vivekananda, 1863-1902), organizer of the international Ved?nta movement, from the first that the saint of Dakshineshwar heard the young man sing devotional songs. Ramakrsna became upset when Vivekananda did not visit him for a period of time, and the Master would ask about his student's whereabouts and welfare. During this early period, Vivekananda was… 
4 Citations

“The Spirit of the Vedānta”: Occultism and Piety in Max Müller and Swami Vivekananda’s Interpretation of Ramakrishna

Towards the end of the nineteenth century, the Oxford scholar of Sanskrit, mythology, and religion, Friedrich Max Muller, produced two works on a contemporary religious figure, the Bengali Hindu holy

Universal self, equality and hierarchy in Swami Vivekananda

In the context of analysing the relation between the master and the disciple, Ramakrishna Pramahamsa and Swami Vivekananda, the article brings together different unconnected writings for a systematic

Modern Reform Movements

  • C. Olson
  • History
    Hinduism and Tribal Religions
  • 2022

Vivekānanda, Swāmī



Rāmakṛṣṇa Paramahaṁsa: A Psychological Profile

In the entire corpus of Ramakrsna research, carried out mostly by his disciples, devotes, and admirers, only a handful have attempted to analyze his divine reputation. Yet none has examined the

Kali's Child: The Mystical and the Erotic in the Life and Teachings of Ramakrishna

The 19th-century Bengali mystic Ramakrishna played a major role in the development of Hinduism and is regarded as a modern saint. Yet he remains an enigma to followers unable to reconcile his saintly

Vivekananda's Ramakrsna: an Untold Story of Mythmaking and Propaganda

The author argues that the familiar Vedantin and messiah image of Rāmakrsna Paramahamsa was created deliberately by his great disciple Svāmā Vivekananda. The Svāmī's global Hindu evangelical mission

The Divine Player: A Study of Krsna Lila

pation in intellectual ferment has been responsible, according to Jha, for the partition of the country. The hierarchical nature of Indian society, and particularly of the Hindu component, has meant

Time and the Other

Emmanuel Levinas is a major voice in twentieth century European thought. Beginning his intellectual career in the 1920s, he has developed an original and The way etc presumably she doggedly refused

Polymorphic Sexuality, Homoeroticism, and the Study of Religion

My first reaction to Kripal's work was similar to Peter Berger's reaction to receiving the first volume of the Fundamentalism Project, a reaction that Berger calls an "Aha! experience."' Berger

Vedanta for the West: The Ramakrishna Movement in the United States

Foreword by Catherine L. Albanese and Stephen J. Stein Preface 1. The Nineteenth-Century Background 2. The Founders: Ramakrishna and Vivekananda 3. Trials of Survival: The Organization of an American

Swami Vivekananda: A Reassessment

All the existing biographies of Swami Vivekananda affirm the larger-than-life stature of a princely, handsome, erudite, and eloquent young man who conquered the Christian West spiritually. This work

The Madness of Saints: Ecstatic Religion in Bengal.

Although ecstasy has been explored in several Indian contexts, surprisingly little scholarship has been devoted to its central role in Bengali devotion. In "The Madness of the Saints," June McDaniel

Being and Time

Translators' Preface. Author's Preface to the Seventh German Edition. Introduction. Exposition of the Question of the Meaning of Being. 1. The Necessity, Structure, and Priority of the Question of